Travel Moments: Deep winter in Tromsø, Norway

The crush of snow underfoot echoes in the deep winter of Tromsø. All other sounds sleep under a white, white blanket, waiting for the sun to rise in six weeks time. I am most intrigued by the pale sky. It fades between hues of blue and grey. That faraway sun, suspended below the horizon, wouldContinue reading “Travel Moments: Deep winter in Tromsø, Norway”

Heading for the hills: adventures around Maleny, Queensland

Sometimes I just need to get out of town, out of routine. I find myself craving an open road with the windows down; bird calls echoing into silence; hypnotic ocean blue. So, with very few plans  in place, I recruited the enthusiasm of my man, threw a bag in the car, cranked the tunes andContinue reading “Heading for the hills: adventures around Maleny, Queensland”

The Road To Denizli

I am sitting in Denizli Otogar (bus station) drinking free tea while waiting for an overnight bus back to Istanbul. I have had a day of relaxation, an evening of trials and first-hand experience of how gracious and considerate the Turkish people are. (This includes the five old men at this Doner Salonu who areContinue reading “The Road To Denizli”